A Gift of Thyme offers customized cooking classes for children and adults. From improving your knife skills, exploring a new cuisine, taking advantage of seasonal produce, or simply learning more about a variety of foods and techniques A Gift of Thyme can design a menu to meet your needs. Contact A Gift of Thyme approximately one month ahead of time to secure a date, allow for menu planning, material preparation, and to allow the chef to check out the kitchen arrangement for the class.
Adult Cooking Classes
Taught in the familiar surroundings of your own kitchen, interactive dinner party classes are the perfect way to expand your culinary skills and learn some of the tricks of the trade, combining learning and laughter with friends and family. Adult classes are planned for a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 12. Chef demo classes (for larger groups) or individual cooking lessons can also be arranged.
A Gift of Thyme cooking classes will enhance your cooking skills and build your confidence in the kitchen. Adult cooking classes are 2-4 hours long, depending upon the menu.
Popular classes have included:
- A Night in Italy (or other ethnic cuisine)
- Chocolate Decadence
- Everything’s Peachy Keen (using local, seasonal fruit)
- We Have Apps For That (fun appetizers to make for your next party)
Children’s Cooking Classes
Children’s cooking classes are 1-2 hours and focus on one to three dishes, depending upon the ages of the participants. In our children’s classes, the emphasis is on fun, building on the curiosity and creativity of the class, and creating a safe environment to explore a new food item and using familiar foods in new ways. For children ages 5-8, one adult is required to be present for every 2 children. For children ages 9-12, one adult is required to be present for every 4 children.
Children’s classes include:
- A Teddy Bear’s Picnic
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Teen Cooking Classes
Classes for teens are customized based upon the skills and interests of the group. One adult is required to be present for the duration of the class.